Location: Oxford, GA
Contacts: Brad Hawley (bhawley[at]emory[dot]edu) and Molly McGehee (molly.mcgehee[at]emory[dot]edu).
Applications will be reviewed starting October 23rd
See job listing and how to apply HERE!
Emory University’s Oxford College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of English in Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies starting Fall 2024. We seek a teacher-scholar invested in the liberal arts who will teach our first-year writing course, first-semester Discovery Seminar, and undergraduate rhetoric and writing courses, as well as mentor undergraduates through advising, undergraduate research, and other work. The teaching load is three courses per semester. In addition to teaching, successful candidates will be committed to ongoing scholarly research, preferably with the potential to involve or mentor students in undergraduate research, as well as service to the Writing and Communication Program, General Education Program, and beyond.
Desirable areas of primary specialization include, but are not limited to, cultural rhetorics, the rhetorics of an ethnic and/or historically marginalized group, transnational rhetorics and globalization, comparative rhetoric, or an applied area of writing and rhetoric, such as medical rhetoric, environmental rhetoric, professional writing, or technical writing, combined with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome secondary interests in composition pedagogy, theory, and history, rhetorical theory and history, multimodal composition, oratory, public rhetorics, digital rhetorics, multilingual writing, writing across the curriculum, writing program administration, or empirical research methods in rhetoric and writing.
Who We Are
One of Emory University’s four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 975 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree. Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory’s original campus in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College immerses students in a small liberal arts campus community emphasizing discovery, exploration, and reflection both in and beyond the classroom. We are especially interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Applications from historically underrepresented populations are particularly welcome. For more information about Oxford College and for a full list of open positions, visit http://oxford.emory.edu/hiring.
This search is part of the Emory Initiative for Arts and Humanistic Inquiry which is a university-wide effort to recruit outstanding humanistic and artistic scholars who are advancing our understanding of humanity and exploring the big questions facing individuals and society in our times. We invite candidates to read about the Emory Initiative as well as that initiative at Oxford College: https://provost.emory.edu/arts-humanistic-inquiry.html
· Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies, or a related field, by August 1, 2024.
· Demonstrated ability in teaching rhetoric and/or writing.
· Demonstrated potential for successful research and publication.
· Commitment to service to the institution, discipline, community, and/or students beyond the classroom.
· Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus.
· Demonstrated commitment to liberal arts education.
· Primary specialization in cultural rhetorics, rhetorics of an ethnic and/or historically marginalized group, transnational rhetorics, comparative rhetoric, or an applied area of writing and rhetoric combined with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
· Secondary interests in composition pedagogy, theory, and history, rhetorical theory and history, multimodal composition, oratory, public rhetorics, digital rhetorics, multilingual writing, writing across the curriculum, writing program administration, or empirical research methods in rhetoric and writing.
· Experience teaching first-year writing.
· Experience teaching rhetorical theory.
· Experience advising and/or mentoring undergraduates.
· Demonstrated potential for creating new courses and development of existing curricula, such as for Discovery Seminar and/or for the Rhetoric, Writing, and & Information Design minor.
· Potential to contribute to experiential learning curriculum (e.g., undergraduate research community-engaged learning, and/or global learning).
· Potential to contribute to the Emory Arts and Humanistic Inquiry initiative.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio:
· Cover letter (1-2 pages) that addresses candidate’s qualifications for the position, interest in working at a liberal arts college with a diverse population of first- and second-year college students, research agenda, and potential contributions to the Emory Arts & Humanistic Inquiry Initiative;
· Curriculum vitae;
· Teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching ability (e.g., syllabi, teaching observations, assignments, student evaluations);
· Article-length writing sample;
· Unofficial graduate school transcript(s).
Candidates who advance to the semi-finalist stage will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Molly McGehee, Professor of English and American Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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